US firm Ares Management has poached UBS Asset Management’s Greater China institutional client head, sparking a reshuffle at the Swiss fund house.
South Asia looks set to hog the China-backed infrastructure development bank's investments for the next few years as the institution keeps its focus on long-term growth potential.
AsianInvestor makes a set of financial and economic predictions for Year of the Pig. For this instalment, we ask how much asset owners could raise alternative asset allocations.
Industry advisers believe select hedge fund strategies will enjoy some demand from asset owners seeking to navigate unpredictable markets this year.
Four industry experts share their takes on Brexit and its investment repercussions, not least on the UK, as both a destination and a source of capital.
Cross-border capital accounted for nearly half of commercial real estate investment in tier-1 Chinese cities last year, with insurers seen as a fast-growing source of the flow.
The group's CIO explains how changing market conditions are prompting it to look at private equity opportunities more discerningly – and why it's important to keep portfolios flexible.
The Chinese insurer plans to focus more on collateralised loan obligations and loans, even as the credit cycle looks to be turning.
The leveraged loans market is a growing cause of concern, says Paul Carrett, and rising rates will prompt investors to become more selective about credit in general.
The increase in exposure will mainly be driven by heavier co-investments in the region and by adding more country-focused managers.
Five industry specialists give their take on the outlook for private equity, private debt, infrastructure and hedge funds for the next 12 months.
The logistics sector is one of the hottest in Asia and the Canadian pension fund is steadily ramping up its focus in this area, says a senior executive of the firm.
The CIO of Prudential Corporation Asia explains to AsianInvestor why he is looking to add alternative assets and wants fund houses to embody ESG when investing.
The advent of blockchain could help more asset owners and individuals access private assets, once they understand how the technology works, say experts.
The potential exists for blockchain technology to change how private assets are transacted and invested. But there are many obstacles before this can take place.
Blockchain and tokenisation could revolutionise how private assets are stored and transacted - provided investors can overcome their suspicions about the technologies.
Concerns have been rising that Asia Pacific real estate prices are peaking. We asked three experienced investors which areas are particularly vulnerable.
The Japanese pension giant is considering raising its allocation to alternative assets from 0.2% to about 3% in three years, a senior investment official has told AsianInvestor.
Asset owners are also increasingly worried about the potential impact of Brexit, but positive on China and Southeast Asia as PE investment destinations, finds a Coller Capital survey.
China's insurance firms are having to adapt quickly as their domestic watchdog pushes for large-scale reforms on several fronts.